We're in the final throes of preparation before our shooting season starts. And when I say 'throes', included in this is the chucking of nearly 200 tonnes of gravel into our seriously potholed roads. Yet another casualty of our saturated summer.
On a brighter note, I thought I'd introduce you to the latest addition to our family. Her name is Lottie. As in Lottie Trouble. She's a Border Terror whose favourite form of entertainment right now is biting our feet with her needle-like teeth and listening to us squeal.
Who are we to deny her?